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  • What was the very first thing you crafted?

    Or at least, the first thing you can remember?

    Mine was a padded paper envelope. When I was a kid (many, many years ago) padded envelopes were just that - padded, and I don't mean with bubble wrap. We never had much (neither did anyone else as I recall) so we tended to make do. I altered my padded envelope by covering it with fabric and added a handle to make a handbag! I was dead proud of it and had hours of fun! Jiffy bags just don't cut the mustard for me I'm afraid...

    What's your earliest 'craft' item?
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    Don't remember what it was exactly but it was probably some dolls clothes that I knitted as a kid. Started knitting when I was about 5 or 6 so I used to make loads of clothes for the Tiny Tears dolls that me and my sister had.

    I also remember making a "gypsy" skirt in needlework at school when I was about 14. If you can't remember what they were like they had 3 tiers to them a white broderie anglaise (SP?) petticoat that showed for an inch or two at the bottom. It was a lovely blue colour with tiny silver and white flowers on it and I was soooo proud of it.
    Last edited by auntynet; 03-11-2008, 11:31 PM.
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    • #3
      Not sure about when I was younger but seriously my first jewellery piece were some beads that I thought my mum would like so I used them on a necklace.
      My first scrapbooking page was many years ago, the album was for my grandma and grandads golden wedding anniversary.
      My first card was a stamped image of a mouse which I coloured in with water colour pencils
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      • #4
        Paper dolls!! I love them (still do...)


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        • #5
          Little brooches made from fimo

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sunshine View Post
            Paper dolls!! I love them (still do...)
            Yep, I did that too!
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            • #7
              I'm not sure if it counts as a craft but I produced miles of the french knitting/bobbin stuff when I was small. I always had grand plans to make it into a scarf or something but it just seemed to go on forever and I'm not sure what happened to it in the end. I also remember making a ladybird pin cushion in school and overstuffing it so it was reallly hard to sew round the edges. Never been my strongpoint sewing - luckily my husband knows how to sew a button on!
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              • #8
                I knitted a pair of shorts for my teddy bear from a Blue Peter book full of clothes ideas for a teddy bear (it was one of those hardbacked LadyBird Books).

                Still have the teddy but he's now naked
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                • #9
                  Chain Paper dolls, and then i would paint them... sooooo many years ago, gosh I have got a good memory lol
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                  • #10
                    I could knit, crochet, sew and do simple embroidery before I started school and can't remember what I made first. of those.

                    The first none yarn/fabric item would have been a centre-cane hanging plantpot holder (Mum showed me when I was 7 or 8) followed by a circular cane workbasket with lid.
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                    • #11
                      I could knit, crochet, sew and do simple embroidery before I started school and can't remember what I made first. of those.
                      I was exactly the same. Probably a scarf for my teddy bear or even for me.

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                      • #12
                        I was the same my mum and gran taught me how to knit before I started school. The first thing I can remember making was knitting a teddy bear and stuffing it all by myself in primary school.

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                        • #13
                          I cant really remember the first thing, we were always making in our house, Mother sewed and knit our clothes. My Father was into Marquetry and model boats, planes, jewellery boxes, and lovely little Swiss Chalet's. I have a box of Model maker and Hobbies weekly magazines going right back to the 50s that belonged to him. They are full of plans to make wonderful things. I remember making Rich girl poor girl dolls with my mother for charity stalls, and bars of soap we made to look like little Bible's to sell, so these may have been first, or more likely the beloved paper dolls. xxx


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                          • #14
                            Blimey, don't think I could remember exactly what I made but I do remember my Nana teaching me how to make Woolly Pompoms at quite an early age! I think it was to keep me occupied while she was knitting because my constant chattering used to cause her to lose count and drop stitches LOL! The first thing I can remember making on a sewing machine was a little duffle bag. My mother used to clean this old lady's house and one day she gave her a load of old fabric and an old tin containing all sorts of sewing treasures. Amongst it all there was some stripey canvas fabric, some cord and some D rings and these are what I used to make my bag! Apart from the Pompoms I've pretty much had to teach myself everything I know. Despite constant pestering neither my Mother or either Grandmothers would ever teach me to knit. I'm still trying to teach myself now!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Roseberry Crafts View Post
                              Blimey, don't think I could remember exactly what I made but I do remember my Nana teaching me how to make Woolly Pompoms at quite an early age! I think it was to keep me occupied while she was knitting because my constant chattering used to cause her to lose count and drop stitches LOL! The first thing I can remember making on a sewing machine was a little duffle bag. My mother used to clean this old lady's house and one day she gave her a load of old fabric and an old tin containing all sorts of sewing treasures. Amongst it all there was some stripey canvas fabric, some cord and some D rings and these are what I used to make my bag! Apart from the Pompoms I've pretty much had to teach myself everything I know. Despite constant pestering neither my Mother or either Grandmothers would ever teach me to knit. I'm still trying to teach myself now!
                              Lol....did you use the cardboard circle to make your pompom? I remember those too. My mum taught me how to sew but I haven't a clue why I can draw cause' as far as I know, nobody else in the family can?

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